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Hubert Lee Alford




AAFA #0626

1936 AL – 2015 AL



Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—_____ September 2015


            Mr. Hubert Lee Alford (Herb) Oct. 8, 1936- Sept 16, 2015—Owner of Hubert Alford Construction, Inc., passed away peacefully at his home in the Alford’s bend community.

            He loved the Lord, his family, farm and friends. Hubert was a strong and hardworking family man, dedicated American patriot and fierce Auburn fan. With his fun loving personality, he never met a stranger and he loved people. Committed to serving the Lord, Hubert was a member of Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for the Seeker’s Sunday school class. His mission field was everywhere and with everyone that he met, never missing an opportunity to open a door to conversation with his well-known sense of humor. Hubert was a member of the Alabama Home Builder’s Association and Alabama Cattleman’s Association.

            As a Post Korean War-Pre Vietnam era veteran, Hubert served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 and in the Inactive Reserve until 1968 as Tracked Vehicle Mechanic. He was stationed in Friedberg, Germany with the 3rd Armored Division, 32nd Tank Battalion. An avid outdoorsman, Hubert was passionate about football and especially loved his Auburn Tigers. His favorite expression was “War Eagle.”

            Hubert is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Nelda Jane Smith Alford (momma), his daughter, Dana Farmer (Danny) of Hazel Green, AL, a son Chris Alford (Tonya) of Webster’s Chapel, AL, 3 grandchildren, Josh Farmer (Cameron), Becca Farmer, and Johnny Alford. He is also survived by his brothers, H.T. Alford (Glenda), Jack Alford (Beth), a sister Margie White (Arizona) and many nieces and nephews.

            Hubert is preceded in death by his parents, the late Hardman T. Alford, and Annie Rhoda Spinks Alford; brothers, Edsel Alford, Neil Alford, Louis Alford, Talmadge Alford and sister Nell Marie Gabbard.

            The service will be at 2:00 Friday, September 18th at Collier-Butler Chapel and be led by Dr. Tommy Ferguson, Rev. Davey Burns and Danny Farmer. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery….

            The pallbearers will be the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church Deacons, Dewey Jacobs and Terry Busenlehner. Honorary Pallbearers are the Seekers Sunday school class.

            Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, Shawn Kuechle, Verline Hampton, Retha Mosher and Martha Handy.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Hardman Talmadge Alford Sr. and Annie Rhoda Spinks Alford; brother William Louis “Groucho” Alford; and half-brother Talmadge H. Alford in Alabama Obituaries; and of his brother Hardman Talmadge Alford Jr. in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hubert Lee 1936 AL1, Hardman Talmadge 1898 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.